[arin-ppml] DRAFT POLICY 2012-3: ASN TRANSFERS
snowhorn at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 08:04:02 EDT 2012
in support of 2012-3.
The current process via only M&A or Bankruptcy, forces entities to troll for cheap assets or failed companies to acquire an AS that is viewed as favorable. Simply stating a policy to facilitate simple transfers removes the hassle for the few who would do such a transaction and frankly clarifies a market for unused assets.
Spend some time digging AS by AS and you will find by far and away too many unused ASN's that in some cases have sat there for decades. I cannot imagine any of us would condone leaving such a limited 2bit asset class as dead in the water because we did not support a written transfer process.
Removal of ambiguity is the goal here, from everything I read on the proposed policy change, and that is a good thing.
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